Walk into nearly any establishment that serves beer these days and you are likely to find drought beer for sale. But these days you will also see fancy options like Nitro beers, highly Spritzy German weissbier, and lightly carbonated English-style “cask” ales. Glassware varies from run of the mill pints to shapely half liters and diminutive snifters with every possible shape and size in between.
We find draught tap sp often that we assume it must be relatively simple to keep and serve beer this way. But behind the simple flick of a handle that sends beer streaming into our glass at the bar, you will find systems that require precise design, exact operating condition, and careful, regular maintenance to ensure the proper flow of highly-quality beer.
Depending on the operational need below is the beer solutions which are provided:-
1. Direct Draw Draught system
2. Long Draw Draught system
3. Temporary Draught dispense
Direct Draw Draught System:-
Retailers use direct-draw systems in situations where the kegs can be kept refrigerated in very close proximity to the dispense point or faucet. In some cases, the beer sits in
a cooler below the counter at the bar. In other cases, the keg cooler
Shares a wall with the bar, keeping the beer close the point of dispense. Let’s look at these two types of direct draw systems.
• A self-contained refrigerator where the no. of kegs accommodated will vary based on box and keg sizes.
• A walk in cooler with beer dispense directly through the wall from the keg to the faucet.
Long Draw Draught System:-
The most complex draught system fall into the long- draw category. Designed to deliver beers to bar well away from keg cooler, these system usually employ equipment not seen in temporary and direct draw setups. From around 1990 – 2010, the average long-draw systems had doubled in complexity from roughly five faucets to more than 10 faucets. Today it’s not uncommon to find very complex draught beer systems at retails with dozens of faucets, dispensing up to many dozens of beer brands. While long-draw systems offer designers the bar, providing keg handling or layout flexibility, the distance that cover come with increased opportunities for problems and increased costs for equipment, cooling, and beer waste. As with all systems it’s important to minimize line length and diameter where possible to minimize beer loss and facilitate cleaning.
Temporary draught dispense:-
Draught beer goes great with outdoor events, but the temporary setting prohibits use of traditional direct draw or long-draught equipment. Instead, we usually use one of two different systems,
• Picnic pumps
• Jockey pumps